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Cenergy USA – Project Development

Involved In and Committed to Sustainable Development

Company Description:

Cenergy USA has the ability and experience to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together.  They start with a pragmatic vision and with an honest assessment.  They have a commitment: to the bottom line, to the environment and to society.  Not three commitments, but three parts of one commitment.  Sustainability.  It is not simple.  It is not easy.  It is not without costs.  However, it is necessary and can be profitable. The principals of Cenergy have been involved in various aspects of sustainable enterprises since 1973.  From urban redevelopment and transportation solutions to renewable energy and energy efficiencies,  Cenergy has accomplished a lot over a broad spectrum of endeavors, for Fortune 500 Companies, private investors and its own portfolio.

Technology Description:

Cenergy USA, Inc. works with project developers on the installation of DVO's patented Two Stage Linear VortexTM digester systems.  DVO digester systems greatly reduce odors, are cost-effective, scalable, operate automatically and require low maintenance. Additionally, DVO digester produces pathogen free bedding and offer technologies to recover phosphorus and nitrogen from the digestate.  Fiber extracted from the digester effluent can be used as commercial soil amendment and peat moss replacement.   For commercial product information see https://www.magic-dirt.com.   

Cenergy USA 11500 North Rodney Parham Road Little Rock, AR USA (501) 868-6400 Visit Company Website

Technology Type

  • Anaerobic Digestion

Vendor

  • Project Developer

Product

  • Energy
  • Fiber

Problem

  • GHG
  • Odor
  • Pathogens

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Technology Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators

Anaerobic Digestion:

  • Long usable life and can be run reliably
  • Creates energy and generates environmental credits
  • Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
  • Proven technology for odor control
  • Proven technology for GHG reduction
  • Proven technology for pathogen reduction
  • Different types of systems produce varying gas production rates
  • Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
  • Requires other technologies for energy utilization
  • Requires other technologies for digestate handling
  • Requires other technologies to prevent nitrogen loss
  • Complex systems may require expertise not available on-farm

Newtrient Comments/Opinions:

Anaerobic Digester technology

  • Is proven technology for odor, GHG and pathogen reduction and energy production
  • Has a long usable life and can be run reliably
  • Require proper preparation of the feedstock
  • Usually requires other technologies for energy utilization
  • Usually requires other technologies for digestate handling
  • Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
  Cenergy USA is a project developer that utilizes the DVO Two Stage Linear Vortex digester system. The DVO system has evolved to be a reliable and efficient energy production platform on dairy manure. Cenergy USA has demonstrated a consistent commitment to the advancement, development and commercialization of anaerobic digestion and products developed from manure management technology. Cenergy USA has developed an award winning product called Magic Dirt that is currently sold in over 2,000 Walmart Garden Centers. Magic Dirt has won many awards and is recognized as an exemplary sustainable product derived from dairy manure.    

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